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Lamia, a rebel daughter
This Video Impact Story is produced in close cooperation with BBC Media Action Bangladesh.
Lamia is a Grade 9 student in Bangladesh. When she was only 14 years old, due to some economic crises and social pressure, her mother wanted to marry her off. With support of the Hello, I Am programme, Lamia convinced her mother not to marry her off. Now she is continuing her studies, hoping to become economically independent.
“It was not easy to talk to my mum, I was not used to doing that.”
Hello, I Am was a 4-year programme working toward a supportive social environment in which young people in Bangladesh, especially adolescent girls and young women, can make informed choices about and enjoy their sexual and reproductive health and rights. It aims to realize a society in which girls and boys are equal, where girls and women have the same rights and chances as boys and men. The programme is led by Rutgers and implemented in collaboration with PSTC, RHSTEP, DSK and BBC Media Action Bangladesh.